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Patrick Dempsey & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Shonda Rhimes Didn’t Push Me Off Show

Mon, April 27, 2015 10:42am EDT by Lauren Cox 11 Comments

Despite the speculation, Patrick Dempsey wants everyone to know that he and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes left each other on really good terms. Phew!

Patrick Dempsey, 49, is speaking out and slamming the rumors that his shocking Grey’s Anatomy death was caused by a bad relationship with the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, 45. In a new interview, the actor reveals the truth about his and Shonda’s relationship and how it really ended.

Patrick Dempsey & Shonda Rhimes Relationship — ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Although we’re all still super upset with Shonda for letting McDreamy die, the truth is that she didn’t do it because there was bad blood between her and Patrick. Thankfully, the actor clarified how his relationship with Shonda ended in a new interview with EW.

The interview asked Patrick if he left on good terms with his cast, and he says, “I think so, yes.” Then, they ask him point blank: Shonda? To which Patrick replies, again, “yes.” So, there you have it!

As the interview continues, Patrick is asked about how his relationship with Ellen Pompeo, his on-screen wife, ended, and he says, “Very good.” Aw!

Patrick Hasn’t Watched His Final ‘Grey’s Episode

Unfortunately, not all of his latest interview is happy-go-lucky. Patrick was also asked about whether or not his real-life divorce from his wife of three years, Jillian Fink, affected his work life at all.

“You’re a professional. You leave your personal life at the door,” Patrick explained. “I’m not going to talk about my home life as part of show.” And, that was the last of that topic for Patrick.

However, they also asked if he had seen his final show — the heartbreaking episode in which Meredith is forced to pull the plug on Derek — and Patrick’s answer might surprise you.

“I haven’t watched an episode this year at all. I don’t watch it,” Patrick shared. “In the past for a while, I don’t enjoy watching myself. That’s not something I prefer doing.”

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you happy to hear Patrick and Shonda ended on good terms? Do you think he could ever return post-mortem, like George and Denny did? Comment below with your thoughts!

— Lauren Cox